Number of Montcalm credits that transfer toward the English major: 9

Take the prerequisite for the major.

  • ENGL 195: Introduction to Literature transfers as ENGLISH 298: Introduction to Literary Studies for 3 credits

Take two courses from the list below.

  • ENGL 230: Short Story transfers as ENGLISH 230: Introduction to Short Story and Novel for 3 credits
  • ENGL 270: Poetry transfers as ENGLISH 240: Introduction to Reading Poetry for 3 credits
  • ENGL 260: Drama as Literature transfers as ENGLISH 245: Introduction to Drama and Theatre for 3 credits
  • ENGL 220: British Literature to 1798 transfers as ENGLISH 260: Introduction to British Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 200: American Thought and Literature: Beginnings - 1865 transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 201: American Thought and Literature: 1865 - Present transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits

Note: You can take more than two of these classes and they will transfer to count for your LSA degree as elective credit.  However, only two of the classes will count for the English major.

Number of credits that you will have to complete after transfer to complete the English major: 24

  • 24 additional credits at the 300 and 400 level to include the following requirements:
    • Three courses on literature written primarily before 1900, at least one of which must be on literature written primarily before 1830, and at least one of which must be on literature written primarily before 1642
    • One course in American literature
    • One poetry course
    • One course designated "Identity and Difference"
    • Additional coursework to reach 30 total credits including the 6 credits transferred in at the 200 level

Completing General Degree Requirements as an English Major

  • Courses that transfer with the U-M subject ENGLISH cannot be used for Area Distribution for English majors. Therefore the following Montcalm classes cannot be used for area distribution as they are listed on the General Degree Requirement Transfer Guide.
    • ENGL 195, 200, 201, 220, 221, 230 cannot be used to fulfill humanities distribution
    • ENGL 250 cannot be used to fulfill creative expression distribution
  • First Year Writing Requirement (FYWR): ENGL 101 can fulfill the FYWR for English majors.


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